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Router with 8 ports

I'm looking at getting bt infinity or plusnet fibre over the next couple of months but as far as I can tell the only routers that are supplied as part of the package are 4-port ones.

 

Due to the thickness of the walls in my house wi-fi is just not reliable enough, on the best days it runs slowly...on the worst days connection is nigh on impossible.

 

So I put some cat6 cabling and wireless repeaters in the house which works fine with my current broadband.

 

However I need to have a 8 port router. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a suitable 8-port router that works with BT Infinity and Plusnet Fibre?

 

Thanks

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Re: Router with 8 ports

Just use the home hub then an 8 port switch 🙂
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Re: Router with 8 ports

The switch is a good idea but I'm struggling with power cables.

 

As I understand it Infinity requires two boxes, a fibre bridge and the router.

 

Currently I've just got the ADSL modem plugged into the phone socket. With a bit of shuffling around I can free up a socket but not two.

 

Hence the need for a single box solution 😞

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Re: Router with 8 ports

A mutliplug + a switch? 😉
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